The latest TikTok craze is calling for the application of castor oil in the belly button, a so-called “ancient” practice that will do everything from detoxification and improving your digestion to enhancing bowel movements and even making you more fertile. So what is this all about?
“Jesus has chosen us for Himself; we belong to Him. Let us be so convinced of this belonging that we do not allow anything, however small, to separate us from this belonging- from this love.”
-St. Teresa of Calcutta
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A young mother of seven children and winner of this year’s Mrs. American contest gave a rousing pro-life speech at the pageant that won her a standing ovation.
Feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist
“His persecutors had demanded not that he should deny Christ, but only that he should keep silent about the truth. But to endure temporal agonies for the sake of the truth was not a heavy burden for such men as John; rather it was easily borne and even desirable, for he knew eternal joy would be his reward.”
-St. Bede the Venerable about St. John the Baptist